Dunno if this helps, but I had heck of time doing the same with my S10 (2.2L). The trick was to bleed it fast. I did it with two people, but it is much better with three. One to work the pedal, one to keep the MC topped up, and you at the bottom to release the bleeder screw and say when to release the clutch.
I believe the issue is that the air races up, away from the bleeder screw, so you have to be faster than the air bubbles. Once I achieved this, the pedal has no dead play. I just sat in my friend's 2015 Mustang, and was surprised by how much dead play it has considering the low mileage.